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Fundraiser 402 Dr. Matt Plofsky's Fundraiser

Move Mountains: Help Cure Pediatric Cancer

Fundraiser Date
Mar 30 - Dec 31, 2014
Individual Fundraisers for the 36 Rabbis


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$6,059 raised
$6,000 goal


I am dedicating a special nature photo exhibition to honor the memory of my patient "Superman" Sam Sommer, z"l. Sam fought a courageous 18 months battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, which he lost in December 2013. I wanted to put my efforts into a project that would keep Sam's spirit alive while simultaneously raising funds for Pediatric Cancer Research. Sam was a smart and rambunctious 8 year old who loved nature. He had a particular interest in turtles and frogs.
As a nature photographer, I also have a passion for the outdoors. This summer, in July and August, an exhibition of my photographs will be on display at the Heller Nature Center in Highland Park, Illinois. I am dedicating this exhibition in honor of Sam's memory. Sam's mother Phyllis told me, "Sam loved Heller Nature Center where he enjoyed picking up leaves in the fall and being outdoors."
Please help me raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation. This remarkable organization donates 100% of its funds to Pediatric Cancer Research. I am selling my framed photographs and donating all of the proceeds to St. Baldrick's. I have included a few of the photographs below.
To purchase photographs, copy and paste the link below. Photos are being sold through American Frame
Thank you for buying a photo and supporting St. Baldrick's. $80 from each photo purchased will be donated to St. Baldrick's
To donate directly to St. Baldrick's, click on the DONATE link on this page.
Matt Plofsky
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Kids Honored

Sam Sommer
  • Highland Park, IL US
  • Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Deceased
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Donor List

  • $1,000 - $2,499

    Our Natural World Photography In Memory Of "Superman" Sam Sommer

  • $500 - $999

    Mrs. Sandra Lewis

  • Ed Wright In Memory Of Sam Sommer

  • Our Natural World Photography in Memory of "Superman" Sam Sommer

  • $250 - $499


  • $100 - $249

    The Plofsky Family in Memory of "Superman" Sam Sommer

  • Barton Landsman

  • Mr. curtis g mann

  • Mrs. Karen N Sussman In Honor Of Dr. Matthew Plofsky


  • Daniel K Miller

  • Mr. Matthew A Beinlich

  • Anonymous (2)

  • Woody and Daphne Denham

  • Jim and Ann Ackerson In Memory Of Sam Sommer

  • Laura & Jacob Rosenfeld

  • Virginia Ryan in memory of Sam Sommer

  • Joan and Paul in memory of Sam Sommer

  • Mr. Jack R Beinlich

  • Vicki Phillips

  • Mr. Jim Derleth In Memory Of Sam Sommer

  • $1 - $99

    Mrs. Elena Williams RN

  • Paul Keidan In Memory Of Sam Sommer

  • Ms. Sarah L Braunstein

  • R-Jay and Robin Marcus In Memory Of Sam Sommer

  • Pear Tree Catering

  • Mr. Derrick Tiveron

  • Mr. and Mrs. Kent Beauchamp

  • Mr. Larry Eckert

  • Google (3)

  • Mrs. Alice Holway in memory of sam Sommer

  • Mrs. Joan Oehl

  • Mr. Leonard D Olson

  • mike and laynne kaplan

  • James and Joan Sayre

  • Wayne & Sheri Sparks In Memory Of Marilyn Lueck

  • Douglas and Evelyn Belzer in memory of Sam Sommer

  • Naomi Bailey

  • Horn and Ann Chen in memory of Sam Sommer

  • Daniel Ivers in memory of Sam Sommer

  • Carl F. Zitzewitz in memory of Sam Sommer

  • Marlene & Norman Carl In Memory Of Sam Sommer

  • Cheryl and Peter Silverstein

  • Lori, Bryan, Mady & Zach Frischer

  • Mr. Dan Plofsky

  • Aron Amram In Memory Of Sam Sommer

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